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  • Schneider, Eric D.; Sagan, Dorion
    Into the Cool: Energy Flow, Thermodynamics, and Life

    Edition: First printing

    University of Chicago Press, 2005. pp (xx), 362. Index. Fine in VG jacket.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 46422
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  • Lazell, James
    Island: Fact and Theory in Nature

    Edition: First printing

    Berkeley: University of California Press, 2005. Tall octavo, beige cloth. pp xx, 382 + colour photos. Index. Fine in fine jacket. "Guana, in the British Virgin Islands, is home to a remarkably diverse assortment of animal and plant life: mangroves, flamingos, iguanas, frogs, birds, snakes, spiders, tortoises, grasshoppers, and bats, to name but a few. What is so surprising about Guana s astonishing panoply is that, according to prevailing ecological theories, the island s diversity should be much lower than it actually is. This provocative book describes Guana s flora and fauna against the backdrop of islands worldwide and their ecology, evolution, and conservation. Much more than a book about one island, it raises important challenges to prevailing dogma…

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    Berkeley: University of California Press, 2005. Tall octavo, beige cloth. pp xx, 382 + colour photos. Index. Fine in fine jacket. "Guana, in the British Virgin Islands, is home to a remarkably diverse assortment of animal and plant life: mangroves, flamingos, iguanas, frogs, birds, snakes, spiders, tortoises, grasshoppers, and bats, to name but a few. What is so surprising about Guana s astonishing panoply is that, according to prevailing ecological theories, the island s diversity should be much lower than it actually is. This provocative book describes Guana s flora and fauna against the backdrop of islands worldwide and their ecology, evolution, and conservation. Much more than a book about one island, it raises important challenges to prevailing dogma of island biogeography and theoretical ecology. James (Skip) Lazell demonstrates that meaningful conservation and avoiding tragic loss of biodiversity demand we know far more about biological interactions, physiographic and geological structure, meteorology, and other factors. He presents compelling evidence that high levels of natural biodiversity underpin ecosystem resilience and stability. Lazell s engaging narrative, containing many entertaining asides and personal reflections, widens into an evocative commentary about the nature of life on earth." 1.5 kg

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    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 47096
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  • Winn, Washington, Jr., and others
    Koneman's Color Atlas and Textbook of Diagnostic Microbiology . SIXTH EDITION

    Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, c2006, 2005. Thick quarto, glossy colour boards. 1533 pp + colour plates and index. Fine copy, no owner marks. Note: 4 kg parcel, extra postage will be required.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 47059
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  • de Duve, Christian
    Life Evolving: Molecules, Mind, and Meaning

    Edition: First printing

    New York: Oxford University Press, 2002. Cloth & boards. pp (xvi). 341. Notes, index. Fine in fine jacket. de Duve won a Nobel Prize in 1974 for his work on the organization of the cell.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 46601
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  • ELDREDGE, Niles
    LIFE PULSE: episodes from the story of the fossil record

    New York: Facts on File, 1987. Octavo, cloth & boards. pp (x), 246. Photos, index. Fine copy. Jacket has creases along upper and lower margin of rear panel, VG+ otherwise.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 46503
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  • Bowler, Peter J.
    Life's Splendid Drama: Evolutionary Biology and the Reconstruction of Life's Ancestry, 1860-1940 (Science and Its Conceptual Foundations series)

    Edition: First printing

    University of Chicago Press, 1996. Octavo, cloth & boards. pp (xiv), 525, [3]. Index, bibliography, illustrated. Fine in fine jacket.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 46324
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  • Steingraber, Sandra
    Living Downstream: An Ecologist Looks At Cancer And The Environment

    Edition: First printing

    Reading, MA: Addison-Wesley, 1997. Octavo, cloth & boards.pp xvi, (359). Notes, index. Fine in fine jacket.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 46224
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  • Babskii, V.G.; Zhukov, M.Yu.; Yudovich, V.I.
    Mathematical Theory of Electrophoresis. Translated from the Russian by Cathy Flick

    Edition: First printing

    New York: Consultants Bureau / Plenum Press, 1989. Glossy boards, pp 241. Slight rubbing to the surface gloss, else a fine copy, no owner marks. The development of contemporary molecular biology with its growing tendency toward in-depth study of the mechanisms of biological processes, structure, function, and identification of biopolymers requires application of accurate physicochemical methods. Electrophoresis occupies a key position among such methods. A wide range of phenomena fall un­ der the designation of electrophoresis in the literature at the present time. One common characteristic of all such phenomena is transport by an elec­ tric field of a substance whose particles take on a net charge as a result of interaction with the solution. The most important mechanisms…

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    New York: Consultants Bureau / Plenum Press, 1989. Glossy boards, pp 241. Slight rubbing to the surface gloss, else a fine copy, no owner marks. The development of contemporary molecular biology with its growing tendency toward in-depth study of the mechanisms of biological processes, structure, function, and identification of biopolymers requires application of accurate physicochemical methods. Electrophoresis occupies a key position among such methods. A wide range of phenomena fall un­ der the designation of electrophoresis in the literature at the present time. One common characteristic of all such phenomena is transport by an elec­ tric field of a substance whose particles take on a net charge as a result of interaction with the solution. The most important mechanisms for charge generation are dissociation of the substance into ions in solution and for­ mation of electrical double layers with uncompensated charges on particles of dispersed medium in the liquid. As applied to the problem of separation, purification, and analysis of cells, cell organelles, and biopolymers, there is a broad classification of electrophoretic methods primarily according to the methodological charac­ teristics of the process, the types of supporting media, etc. An extensive literature describes the use of these methods for the investigation of differ­ ent systems. A number of papers are theoretical in nature. Thus, the mi­ croscopic theory has been developed rather completely [13] by considering electrophoresis within the framework of electrokinetic phenomena based on the concept of the electrical double layer.

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    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 47487
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  • Zelicoff, Alan P., M.D. and Michael Bellomo
    Microbe: Are We Ready for the Next Plague?

    Edition: First printing

    New York: AMACOM, 2005. Octavo, cloth & boards. pp xii, 273. Fine in fine jacket.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 47219
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  • Wilson, Michael
    Microbial Inhabitants of Humans: Their Ecology and Role in Health and Disease

    Cambridge, England: Cambridge University Press, 2005. Tall octavo, glossy pictorial boards. pp (xx), 455. Index. Fine copy. 1.5 kg parcel.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 46509
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  • Kamp, Jos A. F. Op den, editor
    Molecular Dynamics of Biomembranes

    Berlin: Springer, 1996. Printed glossy boards. pp 414, index. Fine copy. NATO ASI Series. Series H: Cell Biology, Vol. 96.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 49961
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  • Kosower, Edward M.
    Molecular Mechanisms for Sensory Signals: Recognition and Transformation

    Edition: First printing

    Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1991. Black cloth. pp 438, index. Fine in fine jacket. 1.5 kg parcel

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 49903
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  • Rehder, Harald A.
    National Audubon Society Field Guide to North American Seashells

    New York: Knopf, 1981. Later printing (2003). Flexible vinyl covers with printed wraparound band. Colour plates, index. Fine copy, no owner marks, of this excellent guide.

    Condition: Binding: Softcover

    Book ID: 46364
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  • WILSON, Edward O.
    Nature Revealed: Selected Writings, 1949-2006

    Edition: First printing

    Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2006. Tall octavo, brown cloth. pp x, 719. Illustrated, index, bibliography of Wilson's publications. Fine in fine jacket. 2 kg parcel.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 46326
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  • Winston, Mark L.
    Nature Wars: People vs. Pests

    Edition: First printing

    Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1997. Octavo, cloth & boards. pp (xii), 210. Index. Fine in fine jacket.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 46225
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  • Peyrard, M., editor
    Nonlinear Excitations in Biomolecules: Les Houches School, May 30 to June 4, 1994

    Berlin: Springer, 1995. Card covers. pp (427). Fine copy.

    Condition: Binding: Softcover

    Book ID: 49999
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  • Wright, Robert
    Nonzero: The Logic of Human Destiny

    Edition: First printing

    New York: Pantheon, 2000. White boards. pp 435. Notes, index. Fine. White translucent jacket has ripples to lower outer corner of rear panel, creases at foot of spine, VG otherwise.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 46312
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  • Eckstein, Fritz and David M. Lilley
    Nucleic Acids and Molecular Biology Volume 9

    Edition: First printing

    New York: Springer, 1995. Green boards, pp 376, indexed. Fine copy, no owner marks.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 47513
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  • Wilson, Edward O.
    On Human Nature

    Edition: First printing

    Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1978. Brown cloth. pp xii, 260. Notes, index. Crease to bottom edge of spine, else fine. Dust jacket has small tears, sunning to spine and margins of panels, short creased tear to foot of spine, VG otherwise. Winner of a Pulitzer Prize in 1979.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 47101
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  • Valentine, James W.
    On the Origin of Phyla

    Edition: First printing

    University of Chicago Press, 2004. Small quarto, blue cloth. pp xxiv, 614. Illustrated, index. Owing its inspiration and title to On the Origin of Species , James W. Valentine s ambitious book synthesizes and applies the vast treasury of phyla theory and research collected in the century and a half since Darwin s time. By investigating the origins of life s diversity, Valentine unlocks the mystery of the origin of phyla. One of the twentieth century s most distinguished paleobiologists, Valentine here integrates data from molecular genetics, evolutionary developmental biology, embryology, comparative morphology, and paleontology into an analysis of interest to scholars from any of these fields. He begins by examining the sorts of evidence that can be gleaned…

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    University of Chicago Press, 2004. Small quarto, blue cloth. pp xxiv, 614. Illustrated, index. Owing its inspiration and title to On the Origin of Species , James W. Valentine s ambitious book synthesizes and applies the vast treasury of phyla theory and research collected in the century and a half since Darwin s time. By investigating the origins of life s diversity, Valentine unlocks the mystery of the origin of phyla. One of the twentieth century s most distinguished paleobiologists, Valentine here integrates data from molecular genetics, evolutionary developmental biology, embryology, comparative morphology, and paleontology into an analysis of interest to scholars from any of these fields. He begins by examining the sorts of evidence that can be gleaned from fossils, molecules, and morphology, then reviews and compares the basic morphology and development of animal phyla, emphasizing the important design elements found in the body plans of both living and extinct phyla. Finally, Valentine undertakes the monumental task of developing models to explain the origin and early diversification of animal phyla, as well as their later evolutionary patterns. Note: 2 kg parcel, extra postage may be required.

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    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 46174
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